Louisiana is at the bottom of the list of states when it comes to health outcomes. One tends to see that the majority of restaurants are fast-food, chain restaurants with an abundance of generally unhealthy options.
Another $11.835 million to help purchase local systems and easements came from Louisiana Local Government Environmental Facilities and Community Development Authority revenue bonds. Jury members voted Wednesday to approve a certificate of completion for that money.
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is joined by Bossier/Webster District Attorney Schuyler Marvin and Bossier City Marshal Jim Whitman in taking crime fighting to new level with the use of advanced license plate readers (LPRs) technology that will not only help solve crime, but also help reduce the number of people with no auto insurance.
Bossier City Police Chief Shane McWilliams (third from left) administered oaths Wednesday morning to the Bossier City Police Department’s three newest members at the Bossier City Public Safety Training Center. They are (from left) Aaron Lewis Jr., James Wiggins and Briton Hampson.
Thompson and Skinner, both members of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office SWAT and CERT teams, joined other shooters from Louisiana and Texas, which included former Special Forces, Texas Rangers and state police officers. The two Bossier deputies were rookie sniper shooters on the range, but not in their hearts.
“This will be the first year the north complex will be open for play,” said Warren Saucier, supervisor of the Bossier Parish Police Jury’s recreation department. “The four fields have good grass coverage, and the infield dirt work is finished and ready.
When an EF2 tornado ripped through the outskirts of Plain Dealing in January, a Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputy deployed a drone to survey the damage from the air in order to best help residents, even aiding in providing the National Weather Service information on the tornado’s impact and path.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005 Nissan Altima operated by 68-year-old Frederick Ogunyemi of Shreveport was traveling west on U.S. 80 when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle exited the roadway into the median, struck a crossover and overturned several times.
“The president is talking about putting together a one trillion dollar infrastructure package,” Parish Engineer Butch Ford said Wednesday. “If the president comes down with a package that puts in another trillion, we want to be up there with our flag saying we want some money, too.